- large sections are cut on the bias, and I don't have a great deal of experience with cutting large pieces in this way, so some practise was called for.
- this is my first time using a pdf pattern, and though I've seen plenty of success with them and I don't doubt Vera's skills, I'm essentially a suspicious person and rarely trust anything that's free. More about that later.
- lastly, I really love this fabric and want to do it justice. I bought it from Goldhawk Rd on the recent big London meet up, a day I have great memories of, so the last thing I want is to make a dress with loads of mistakes that I'll never wear.
|Cotton gingham and cherries|
So here's my muslin. Be warned - it's one of those things that makes sense to me, but probably no one else!
|Check out my clever mirror manoeuvres!|
As for the pattern, it's great. Or it would have been if I had printed it correctly. I must have screwed up the print sizing or something, because it came out way too small for me, meaning I had to spend ages measuring and grading and slashing and taping. For example, here's the sleeve:
|Sleeve frill - more sticky tape than paper|